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Bibil Identifier bibil:229069
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Einer ist Arzt, Christus
Title (German, ) Medizinales Verständnis von Erlösung in der Theologie der griechischen Kirchenväter des zweiten bis vierten Jahrhunderts
Author Dörnemann, Michael
Journal Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum - Journal of Ancient Christianity (Volume: 17, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language German
Pages 102-124 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Most of the soteriological metaphors used by the Greek Church Fathers have their origin in the philosophical traditions, but the content was Christianized. This particularly applies to the term “physician” that is attributed to God and especially to Jesus Christ. This new comprehensive meaning is grounded in the tradition of the Holy Bible and in the life and the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. The Christus medicus-motif focuses on the soteriological ministry: by means of Christ and His remedies the human being who has become sick as a result of his sins can be entirely healed, in other words: the human being can once again follow his own initial destiny by being given the ability to lead his life as a creation made in the image of God. Such remedies consist of Jesus Christ’s instructions and doctrines as well as of the sacraments of baptism, penance and Eucharist. A soul that has been healed causes the healing of the entire body. The reception of these remedies has a necessary result: the one who has received them must put them into practice and pass them on to the poor and sick. Such love and devotion are remedies themselves.
DOI 10.1515/zac-2013-0006
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Salvation
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Christology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Medicine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Apostolic Fathers : Letters of Ignatius
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Clement of Alexandria
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Origen
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Eusebius of Cesarea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Basil of Cesarea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Gregory of Nazianzus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Gregory of Nyssa
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